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EU regulators looking into antitrust issues

Sep 20, 2018 - Chicago Tribune

Europe's antitrust regulators have opened a preliminary investigation of Amazon.com to see whether the e-commerce giant has stifled smaller competitors who sell clothing, toys and other goods through its website, marking the region's latest inquiry into the business practices of a U.S. retail giant.

The concern at hand is whether Amazon's use of sales data from third-party merchants gives it a leg up in selling its own products, said Margrethe Vestager, the European Union's competition chi...